West Bromwich Albion and Coventry City have confirmed that both sides will face each other in a pre-season friendly this summer to celebrate the life of Cyrille Regis.
Coventry will travel to The Hawthorns for the game on Saturday, July 28 and the match will kick off at 3pm. The game will stand as the inaugural Cyrille Regis Memorial Trophy.
We'll be hosting @Coventry_City at The Hawthorns to celebrate the life of Cyrille Regis…
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) June 25, 2018
Having scored 112 goals for the Baggies in 302 appearances, he then made the switch to the Sky Blues where he won the FA Cup back in 1987.
The game will be our final warm-up for the 2018/19 campaign with the Championship season kicking off a week later. Ticket details for the first home friendly since 2014 will be announced shortly.
With news of the game being released, head coach Darren Moore told wba.co.uk of the fixture.
“It promises to be a great occasion and a pre-season friendly which is a special tribute match. It’s a day of celebration for all Midlands football and hopefully The Hawthorns will be packed full of supporters enjoying a game which means a lot to everyone. Both us and Coventry will be going at it hammer and tongs a week before our respective seasons start.”
Having promised it will be competitive, Moore was hoping for a bumper backing from the fans to really make it an occasion in Regis’ memory.
West Brom’s schedule so far:
Barnet – July 7 – The Hive – 3pm
Swindon – July 14 – County Ground – 3pm
Aberdeen – July 20 – Pittodrie – 7.30pm
Barnsley – July 24 – Oakwell – 7.30pm
Coventry – July 28 – The Hawthorns – 3pm
Bloody fab.. 1 of the best players to have ever worn the shirt, wonderful memories of him on & off the pitch. True Baggies legend ???? pic.twitter.com/wPcgPj1aT7
— ???? Debbie ???? (@BaggieBird62) June 25, 2018
I’m in! ???????? And @Jackwbabaker_ ⚽️ I’m sure both clubs will do the great man the justice he deserves. We all still miss the Legend. ????????????????????
— Kev Baker (@BaggieBaker69) June 25, 2018
That’s great , in my diary already ????????
— Carl Burkitt (@baggyboy1878) June 25, 2018
Great gesture, I’m gutted I will miss the first couple of Cov games due to being on holiday but this has made up for that #TheresonlyoneCyrilleRegis
— Charlie Giles (@charliebhoy1888) June 25, 2018
We should have done this with @leytonorientfc to celebrate the life of Laurie Cunningham maybe nxt yr a mini 3 team pre season round robin with a memorial cup ????
— Baz Forrest (@BazForrest) June 25, 2018
Never watched him play as I'm only in my early 20s but I met Cyrille a few times at player meetings and he was a lovely bloke,down to earth. He will never be forgotten, and I'll be attending this game. Pencilled down already ????????⚪️
— ???????????? IT'S COMING HOME! (@kyle110893) June 25, 2018